Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
    • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
    • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (509) 485-8620 or visit our website at

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Porcelain crowns for teeth are a crowning dental achievement that you can benefit from in Spokane, WA!

Through the years, patients of Richard D. Weigand, DDS have had the greatest success and satisfaction with dental crowns made from porcelain. Crowns are designed to fit over a healthy, natural tooth to repair cosmetic flaws. Additionally, they may be placed over natural tooth structure that has been prepared, a process whereby decayed and infected tissues are removed. These crowns can be made from a range of materials, and they are placed and bonded securely over the tooth like a crown fits snugly over a person’s head. All porcelain teeth crowns in Spokane, WA at the office of Dr. Richard Weigand have many advantages over crowns made from other types of materials, including metals like gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM).

Porcelain Teeth Crowns in Spokane Area

The many benefits of porcelain crowns include:

  • They are a great imitator – No material replicates the appearance, feel, and function of a natural and healthy tooth quite like dental porcelain. It even reflects light like a natural tooth!
  • Stain-resistance – Your chronic coffee habit will not leave behind lasting discoloration on your new and improved teeth. Restorations made from porcelain are particularly popular, because they continue to look a stunning and healthy white for years to come (with good oral hygiene and routine cleanings at our office, of course).
  • They are healthy – It is common for patients to have sensitivities and allergies to metals. Some patients who have crowns made from other materials, such as PFM, experience persistent bleeding of the gums around the crowned tooth. This bleeding and tenderness can occur even with consistent brushing and flossing. Porcelain does not carry these risks, because this dental ceramic has a great deal of oral tissue compatibility. It gets along well with natural tissues!
  • A great value for healthy, beautiful smiles that last. Today’s dental porcelain combines beauty with durability. So, you can enjoy healthy function for years with little more maintenance than the usual good home care and check-ups. Additionally, the appearance of porcelain does not deteriorate like other materials; for instance, the metal core underneath the porcelain can peek through PFM crowns over time. As gums recede, you will notice the metal in the form of a dark line or grayish discoloration at the areas where the gums and teeth meet.

All treatments, including restorative work like teeth crowns, start with a consultation. Call (509) 485-8620 to schedule yours at Richard D. Weigand, DDS in Spokane, WA.

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Dr. Richard Weigand

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

Dr. Richard Weigand is trusted and respected by the communities in Spokane, WA for his skill and expertise and his genuine concern for patients. He has won numerous accolades for his services.

He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spokane District Dental Society, and Washington State Dental Association. He is certified with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (Live), World Clinical Laser Institute, and the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also co-founder of the Spokane Practice Management Club.

Dr. Weigand shares his knowledge and experience through journal and magazine articles and media interviews. He has also contributed to many community projects.
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